Study: Snoring increases your stroke risk

Posted by Amanda Lents - email

NATIONAL (NBC) - If your partner keeps you up at night with heavy snoring, it could be more than a nuisance.

It might be a signal they have an increased risk for stroke.

Researchers in Australia conducted sleep studies on over 100 adults.

They found those who were heavy snorers had an over 60 percent chance of also having damaged carotid arteries.

This condition is the leading cause of stroke. Experts say weight loss and cutting alcohol consumption may reduce snoring.